Tabernas Desert video locations

The desert is an ideal place to shoot commercials and music videos.Sergio Leone must have had the same impression as me, when he arrived in Almeria in 1964, because he decided to shoot his Clint Eastwood movies of the Spaghetti Western genre here.

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Sergio Leones Spaghetti Western desert

Westerns, such as ‘A Fistful of Dollars’, ‘For a few dollars more’, the Good the Bad and the ugly, were all filmed here (not in Arizona!). Typical Western towns were built , which you can still visit today and which are typical representations of the conquest of the American Wild West: There are three cowboy towns to choose from. This was the beginning of a frantic shooting of all sorts of genres in the Tabernas Desert. Thanks to the similarity of both deserts, it supplanted the US desert of the Mojave in many movies providing an ideal backdrop for the international film industry. Westerns, adventure, war, science fiction, comedy, advertising… the list is endless. The thing is that we have all seen not only the beauty of this desert but the entire province of Almeria in our favourite movies or commercial spots , but hardly anyone knows Tabernas, one of the most unique deserts of the world. Calatrava shown in the video is an ideal place for a small film crew.
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Giants in Spain

Giants also known as Gigantes or Gegants are most popular in the north of Spain. The smaller ones are called cabezudos. They offer a colorful backdrop to any scene. In this video they can be seen ascending above Alcorisa to El Calvario in the county of Teruel.

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Above Alcorisa

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Carlos Montoya Flamenco of Spain

 

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Carlos Montoya

 

Along with its Spanish origins, Gypsy, Byzantine, Sephardic and Moorish elements have often been cited as influences in the development of flamenco. It has frequently been asserted that these influences coalesced near the end of the reconquista, in the 15th century. The origins of the word flamenco are unclear – it was not recorded until the late 18th century.

Carlos Montoya was born in Madrid, Spain, into a Romani family, on December 13, 1903. As the nephew of renowned flamenco guitarist Ramón Montoya he seemed to have been born to play Flamenco, but it was his uncle who would be his biggest obstacle, as he refused to teach Carlos the tricks of the trade. He began studying the guitar with his mother and a neighboring barber, Pepe el Barbero, a.k.a. Pepe the Barber. By the time he was 14 years old he was accompanying dancers and singers in the cafes of Madrid, Spain.

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El Torcal Antequera

This is a world where time has stood still.

 

 

Where eagles soar on thermals and Ibex roam.

El Torcal Nature Reserve is famous for it’s strange rock formations of limestone. Situated about 30 km north of Málaga city in the direction of Antequera near the village of Villanueva de la Concepción, within it is about 17 square km and contains some of the most beautiful and impressive limestone landscapes in Europe. The Jurassic age limestone is about 150 million years old and was laid down in a marine corridor that extended from the Gulf of Cádiz to Alicante between the present Atlantic Ocean and Mediterranean Sea. 1 million years BC or Jurassic Park could have been filmed here.

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Free the horses (Saca las Yeguas)

This amazing spectacle happens on the 26th of June

The mares and foals are driven from the Doñana National park through Almonte in Huelva. The spectacle of seeing hundreds of mares (Yeguas) driven through the town and past the church, is breathtaking. The sound is also impressive.

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Across the river and along the beach

It looks more like the set of a Western in Mexico than a sleepy corner of Spain, when the wild Doñana horses are rounded up by modern day cowboys to take part in the famous El Rocío celebrations. This is “la saca de las yeguas”, the rounding up of mares. Its purpose is to count, disinfect, worm and brand the wild herd, as well as to remove foals to sell at market the following day.

The Rocio festival is in full swing by now. But that’s another story for another post. There are many spectacular points to view and film the horses.

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Beach Playa Es Trenc Mallorca

This beach will certainly give the Maldives a very good run for the money with it’s peaceful location, three kilometers of white sand and beautiful azure sea.

The beach has something to offer everyone. If you want gently sloping sands and shallow water, then you’ll find it here. If you want slightly deeper sloping sands to save you a bit of a wade, then it has that, too.
The beach is flanked by stunning sand dunes – find a quiet spot and you’ll feel miles from anywhere.
There are naturists dotted about, but it’s not compulsory.

Chiringuito Es Trenc Beach Bar

Si disfrutas de las playas virgenes abiertas, diferentes de las localizaciones donde los turistas suelen pasar sus vacaciones, deberías venir a Es Trenc. Este trozo de costa en Mallorca está formado por varios kilómetros de playas de arena blanca con su dunas y vegetación original y es la unica de su clase que permanece en su estado puro original en Mallorca. Te sugerimos que disfrutes de un dia en sus limpias aguas azul cristalinas. Puedes escoger el lugar que más te guste dentro de la extensión de estas playas..

Le Salne Salt mine if you need a white back drop

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